Ajit saves the village from the dakus (bandits); whilst having romance with Anju.

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Asha Parekh ...
Anju
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Ajit
Vinod Khanna ...
Jabbar Singh
Laxmi Chhaya ...
Munnibai - Dacait / Dancer
Jayant ...
Hawaldaar-Major Jaswant Singh
Asit Kumar Sen ...
Motumal (Drunk) (as Asit Sen)
Sudhir ...
Police Inspector
Purnima ...
Mausi - VillagerMadLady
Master Bhagwan ...
Chotumal (Drunk)
Paro
Uma Dutt ...
Judge
Mohan Choti
Shah Agha
Soni
Birbal ...
Nai (Barber)
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Havaldar Major Jaswant Singh (Jayant) makes a citizen's arrest of petty thief Ajit (Dharmendra) and hands him over to the police, and after due process of law he is sentenced to six months in jail. After completing his sentence, the jailer asks him to approach Jaswant Singh for employment, and he does so. Jaswant asks him to help him with his farming work. Ajit meets Anju (Asha Parekh) and both fall in love. Ajit comes to know of Jabbar Singh (Vinod Khanna) a dacait who is terrozing the surrounding community, and Ajit decides to take on Jabbar. In retaliation, Jabbar abducts Anju, and instructs Ajit to come unarmed. Ajit decides to follow these instructions, however, as soon as he reaches Jabbar's hideout, he too is captured, and at the mercy of Jabbar and his woman (Laxmi Chhaya), who has been scorned by Ajit, and it is now up to her to decide Ajit's fate. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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The film has many similarities with SHOLAY(1975) both having Dharmendra in the lead and also Vinod Khanna's name is Jabbar Singh similar to Gabbar Singh. See more »

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Fun all the way
8 January 2007 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This film is pure fun. In fact this is the picture on which great 'Sholay' was based. If Sholay had Gabbar Singh, this movie has Jabbar Singh as villain and that is Vinod Khanna, who looks every inch a bad man. Film is shot in a realistic manner and there is hardly any scope for superfluous dance sequences. Whatever music is there, is hummable. A song 'Maar diya jaye ya…'performed by Laxmi Chhaya near the end is one of the most popular melodies in Indian movie history.

Film has a good tight script, performances are also nice. The climax shot where hero Dharmendra stands in the heart of the village and challenges Jabbar Singh is scintillating. Camera work there is wonderful. Director Raj Khosla deserved to be among the very best of Bombay filmmakers of his era, it's a pity that he wasn't given his due. He has left an impressive body of work, though last few films of his career failed, yet his mark was there. This film is among his very best.

And a few words about great Laxmi Chhaya. This film has the best performance from her. She had a regrettably short film career and is not even remembered today. But see her here and you will never forget her. What a natural she was...

9 out of 10.


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